(August 1952)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1952-05-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #224-229)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


I Was a Witch! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
horror-suspense

Superman Says: "It's Smart to Check-- and Doublecheck!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Man with the Strangler Hands! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
John Croydon commits a series of robberies and murders. When caught by the police he tells a fantastic tale: His hands are those of a gangster who died in a jungle plane crash. A witch doctor transplanted them to Croydon, thus condemning him to a life of crime. The police prove him wrong.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Top Speed Stops Spy (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Caravan of Miracles! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Peter Farrell has traveled the world and stole all the secrets behind miracles like the Indian rope trick and such. Putting them together for an US-American road show he is haunted by mystics. Farrell, however, is only hallucinating.

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Double Mourning! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
An Illinois girl possesses the memories of a dead child.

The Man Who Was Death! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Fred Jones; Helen Jones; Ted Jones
Synopsis
Fred Jones believes that his touch causes death.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Previous indexer suggested Sy Barry for inks.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Message to Parents (Table of Contents: 11)

public service announcement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
polio

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

A Piece of Rope! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
While rummaging through the house of a deceased man, reporter George Hackett finds a treasure. And commits a crime trying to get his hands on it.
Reprints

Dead or Alive? (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Robert Louis Stevenson
Synopsis
Account of an out of body experience writer Robert Louis Stevenson had in 1892.
Reprints

She Wrote What Ghosts Dictated (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack E. Miller
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Life story of Madame Blavatsky.

I Was a Witch! (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Leslie Cantwell visits her brother Roy in the country. The failed painter plans to drive her to suicide to inherit the family money. Husband Bruce, however, can foil the evil plot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First-person narrative.

Now Published Every Month! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

House of Mystery / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

The Phantom Stranger; Sensation Mystery / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of Treasure Cave (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Was a Witch!
  2. 1. Superman Says: "It's Smart to Check-- and Doublecheck!"
    Superman
  3. 2. The Man with the Strangler Hands!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. Top Speed Stops Spy
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  6. 5. The Caravan of Miracles!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  8. 7. ["Today we're going to have a contest!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  9. 8. Double Mourning!
  10. 9. The Man Who Was Death!
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. Message to Parents
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  14. 13. A Piece of Rope!
  15. 14. Dead or Alive?
  16. 15. She Wrote What Ghosts Dictated
  17. 16. I Was a Witch!
  18. 17. Now Published Every Month!
    House of Mystery
  19. 18. Two More Thrilling Magazines for Mystery Fans!
    The Phantom Stranger; Sensation Mystery
  20. 19. The Secret of Treasure Cave
    Wilson Chem. Co.
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